Coming off of another successful wine dinner, we’re diving right into planning next month’s event. No details as of yet, but we do know that it’ll be French wines…
Ladies, this one’s for you. Every month on the third Thursday, we participate in St. Armands Circle’s Ladies Night. Stroll the Circle, popping in where you see pink balloons to enjoy discounts, deals, food, drink, and gifts. Some storefronts (like us!) hold raffles, giving you a chance to win wine, gift cards, and other goodies. Ladies Night starts at 5 and concludes at 9:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday at Cafe L’Europe will involve a gorgeous, delectable buffet in our main dining room. You never know what rabbits (haha) Chef will pull out of his hat! Our recommendation: reserve early – we’re sure to fill up quickly.
Have you been in to see Amandah lately? Our talented crooner can be found in our Piano Room on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:30. Bluesy with a touch of jazz, Amandah’s set is sure to capture your attention, no matter where in the restaurant you are seated.
And you can’t forget about happy hour! Unlike many other restaurants, we enjoy happy hour 7 days a week, from 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy half price house wines, well liquors and domestic beers at the bar or outside on our patio.
Planning an event? We cater!
Rehearsal dinners, receptions, business lunch/dinner, birthday/holiday parties…you name it, we’ll cater it. We have our lovely restaurant available or can recommend other great local venues, too. And our catering staff? Outstanding. Professional, friendly, impeccably trained, our team loves their job and it shows in their magnificent execution.
Last but not leash – I mean, least – did you know that Cafe L’Europe is pet-friendly? Outside on our patio, your pup can enjoy lunch right along with you; we even have a special Doggie Dining menu! Ask your server about it.
Just look at that happy face!
That’s it for now, folks. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, and especially to those who take the time to review us on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook – your feedback is SO important to our growth and evolution. Now, off to happy hour – see you there!
March 1, 2017
Hosted by Ed and Jane Bavaria, Ron and Julie Milton
Sarasota Opera held a very special wine dinner
Every month, Cafe L’Europe hosts a different world-class winery at our popular wine-pairing dinners. Our amazing chef
This Valentine’s Day, let Cafe L’Europe do the work
On January 18, 2017, Cafe L’Europe hosted Joseph Phelps Vineyards for a 120-person wine-pairing dinner.
Food, wine, and friends = the ultimate good-time trifecta
The meal, prepared by Cafe L’Europe’s Chef Rolando Casillas, was a five-course phenom, with inventive plates like 5-spice lobster over decadent spinach souffle, maple-cured duck breast, and bleu cheese-stuffed wine-soaked pear.
Wine and conversation flowed freely on Wednesday night at Cafe L’Europe.
The Napa Valley blend was a celebration of the 40th anniversary vintage of the vineyard’s flagship wine.
The wine, though, took center stage.
A wide variety of wines were served throughout the evening, but the star of the show was the 2013 Insignia blend.
With Cafe L’Europe’s owner and general manager, Ron Milton, hosting the dinner, all 120 guests had their fill of food, fun, and libations.
Guests cleansed their palates between courses with Chef Rolando’s homemade raspberry sorbet.
Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of next month’s wine dinner – a very special Valentine’s celebration.
Which world-class winery will we host next?
Cafe L’Europe is taking indulgent to another level this February with a very exclusive wine dinner featuring Opus One proprietary blend wines and Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne.
This very special late-Valentine’s Day gathering will sell out in a flash; grab a seat for you and your sweetheart today. Trust us, you don’t want to wait!
Charcuterie platter, fried stilton, seasonal berries garnish
2014 Chateau Labadie
Poached pear spinach salad, pickled onion,
candied pecans, warm bacon dressing
2012 Chateau Labadie
Grilled Swordfish, roasted potatoes, spicy Poblano and mango salsa
Pecan crusted pork loin, lingonberry sauce, seasonal vegetable garnish
Boneless braised short rib, parsnip puree, fried spinach
2014 Peyredon Lagravete
Peach Tart a la mode
Served with espresso shot
$110++ per person
941.388.4415 ext. 4
Merriness abounded at Cafe L’Europe’s first official staff party, hosted by owners Ron Milton and Joe Balzano. Delicious food, succulent wines, raffles and dancing ensued.
Mr. Milton and Dr. Balzano generously raffled off gift cards, wine and a romantic evening at the Ritz-Carlton, which were met with great excitement by winners and supporters alike.
The staff of SCENE Magazine, Mr. Milton’s sister venture, was also in attendance, as were friends, kids and spouses of management and staff.
Limited Seating – Call Today to Reserve!
On January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Cafe L’Europe will host Joseph Phelps Vineyards at our monthly wine dinner.
Celebrating the 40th vintage of the vineyards’ flagship Insignia wine, this exclusive event will feature an opening reception followed by a magnificent 5-course meal prepared by Chef Rolando Casillas.
Reservations are required.
941.388.4415 ext. 4
$175 per person
plus tax & gratuity